Rated 5 out of 5
by DaniBeth To die for!!
I just received my Charlene in Nice Tail, and let me tell you, I am OBSESSED! Since I'm in the process of losing weight & am between sizes 10 & 12, I got this in an extra large; a large probably would've worked just fine, but I prefer my dresses a bit looser so this is perfect. When I get back down to a size 8, I plan to just belt it around the waist. I'm 5'7 and the dress hit right at the middle of my knee so I had to take it up quite a bit (& used the excess fabric to make a super adorable headband!#, but it's the perfect length for someone who's wanting something a bit more modest. The fabric is a little bit thicker than I expected, but I can still tell that it'll keep me cool on warmer/muggy days. Not to mention, it's super duper soft - like wearing a gigantic sweatshirt #shoutout to my sorority girls!) The print is also nothing short of fabulous, plus it actually makes me porcelain skin look almost tan! Don't give a second thought to buying this dress: just do it!
June 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Janie1234 You HAVE to get this dress!
I absolutely adore this dress! O ordered it in the print nice tail and I am in love with it! I have gotten so many comments about it and how it is so cute and fun. The material is not sheer and is probably more on the thicker side. It's great for cool summer nights when you need something a little warmer. I am 5'6 125 pounds and usually wear a size 2 or 4, and I ordered this in a size small and it is perfect . I would definitely recommend this dress if your looking to buy a new one!
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatherineU A One in a Million Dress That Looks Like Million Dollar Dressing!
This dress is incredibly flattering. The overall shape will make any woman, whether lean and lanky or curvy and a bit more meaty, look like a million dollars! OK--let me tell you my "story" with this dress. I put on a bit of weight this past year (stress from empty nest syndrome--moving into a new home---work..blah, blah, blah)..and in light of a trip overseas next month, I was feeling rather--schlumpy! I saw this Charlene dress online and the first thing that I noticed was the fact it wasn't wayyy too short on the model. Listen. I'm in my late 50's, and as much as I love Lilly dresses and skirts, the past few years the hemlines have been getting shorter and shorter. I don't want everyone to see my origin of the world when I bend over if you catch my drift! Needless to say, I tried the dress on in the navy and white..a beautiful print. I tried both the large and the medium. The large was just a bit too big on me--but the medium fit perfectly. The fit of the shift is beautiful--it isn't "boxy' at all and isn't tight...it is just perfect and classic. My "schlumpy" feeling escaped the minute I put this dress on!!! The fabric is a nice weight--not too thin and not too heavy..perfect for summer evenings and can be worn well into Fall. The length is absolutely perfect as well..it falls above the knees without being too long or too short. I honestly cannot say enough about this dress. Due to the knit, it'll be a pleasure to throw this in my suitcase when traveling. I plan to purchase another one of these dresses. Seriously--ladies of my age group--if you purchase but one item this season, make it this one!!!! You will not be disappointed! It's a keeper!!
May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by preppylucy One of the few for a womans figure
This is one of a few dresses that is not see thru, can wear a normal bra with and is not too short to wear in public.
I love this dress, after finding out my tried and true style are not being made anymore. I am happy to find this dress. This is for the true loyal ,long time Lilly customers. Please keep us in mind - i am not a 00 , i am not a teenager, I am a woman who wants to buy your clothes and has a woman's figure. I love Lilly I just wish you loved us back!
March 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mebs What happened here????????
After reading all of the rave reviews of this dress, particularly by women my age, I was certain to love this dress......But I don't. Is it just me????? I normally wear a 10/12 in all of my Lilly shifts (52 and counting.......) and the large Captiva and Sarasota tunics fit perfectly as well......So imagine my surprise in receiving this dress in a size large and finding it to fit like a sausage casing......Otherwise, the dress itself is quite nice and the fabric is nothing like a true terry (so maybe that's what "French terry" actually is?); it is nice and substantial and soft......But the fit is unbelievably small for me, so I guess it will go back......Should I try an XL??? XL??? Seriously??? That sounds crazy, even to me.......So I guess I'll stick to the shifts and tunics and forget this knit stuff. It does not work for me......
May 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kristinaloha The one I recommend is the navy and white print!!!!!!! I love it and am stopped by perfect strangers who wish to remark on the great dress.
This dress is my favorite! I ordered it in Medium yet I also have a similar one in white and coral print and it is a small. Every time I wear any of these, I am stopped by total strangers ( usually very well dressed even in casual clothes!). It truly is classic, Stand out print and the fit is so flattering and perfect. I will buy others n this design but this shall remain my best, look and feel fabulous, dress. Navy and white. Seagull like print. Gold buttons, cut perfectly
March 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Scouot08 Great dress
I love the style of this dress very much - really works for someone my age. Love the 3/4 length sleeves. I bought the navy and white print which is very cute. I am 5"4" and this dress is almost too long on me so it is not nearly as short on me as it is on the model. The fabric has a lot of stretch to it - wish Lily would make this dress in a nice ponte knit which would be a little dressier and would hold shape better.
March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kelsterkilter Perfect for anytime!
I love this dress! The fit is excellent. It is such a nice, soft terry. This dress is the perfect transitional dress for winter/spring and then summer/fall. It will also be perfect for a cooler summer day, I also really like that it is not too short like alot of Lilly dresses now. I love that I can wear it with my more casual flats, or put a gold belt on it and slip my gold pumps on to dress it up a little. Very cute, and I am very happy with it.
March 21, 2014